Deepa Nisanth, the lecturer working in the Malayalam department of Sree Kerala Varma College in Thrissur, has come down heavily on DYFI (youth wing of CPI-M) for using her picture in the party posters without her permission.
Deepa became a familiar face among Kerala netizens after she wrote a Facebook post around two months ago against the management of the college which had decided to take action against the teachers who had supported the beef fests conducted inside the campus by students.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Deepa lambasted a local unit of the DYFI for using her picture in one of the party's posters without her knowledge. "Donâ€™t know whose creativity this poster is, but publicizing an event using my picture without knowledge is bullying. Whoever did this should know that it is a crime. Please respect the privacy of an individual," she wrote in the post.
While she condemned the use of her photograph by the party in its posters, she however mentioned in her post that following left ideologies is not a crime.
Her post against the college management earlier over the beef fest issue had resulted in many trolling her on social media and the ABVP and the Yuva Morcha had demanded the college to take action against her.
Even as the college and police were in the process of carrying out a probe into the matter, Deepaâ€™s post, which she later deleted, became a major source of discussion on social media, with #SupportDeepaNisanth hashtag even becoming popular.
Several allegations were also levelled against Deepa, including one which accused her of working in the college without proper educational qualification. She later clarified the issue by posting photographs of her certificates to prove her qualification.